Walks for Kids
You’ll never be short of a place to go for a fun family walk or hike anywhere in New Zealand.
Some points to remember:
Weather in New Zealand can be extremely changeable, especially in the mountains - be prepared with warm gear and some form of rain protection, especially on longer walks.
Kids can tire quickly. Be prepared with snacks and drinks. Hydrate well, and snack early and often.
Don’t get overly ambitious when it comes to length of walks, especially with smaller kids.
DoC has the Kiwi Guardian Program to help get kids interested in the outdoors.